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ZDNET UK: Transmeta's Crusoe: How it works

Jan 20, 2000, 17:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The chip relies on software smarts to save power while keeping performance high."

"Transmeta is billing its Crusoe chip as the first smart, software-upgradable microprocessor."

"Using a software element called Code-Morphing Software by Transmeta, Crusoe chips transform instructions meant for other processor types, namely x86 chips manufactured by Intel or Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), to instructions that can be run by one of its own TM3120 of TM5400 processors. This means that the chips can run the Windows operating system and Windows applications on top of or in place of Transmeta's own Mobile Linux."

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